• Fireworks are explosives -- treat them accordingly

    The Air Force Academy Fire Prevention Office wants people to keep safety in mind as they prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July. Perhaps the easiest way to stay safe is to attend the Air Force Academy's Independence Day celebration, which is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. July 4 at the Academy athletic fields. Anyone can attend and enjoy climbing
  • Buckley retires as AF women's soccer coach

    After 17 years as the head of women's soccer at the Air Force Academy, Marty Buckley has announced his retirement from coaching. Buckley will stay at the Academy as the area coordinator for lifetime sports in the department of physical education. Buckley just completed his 23rd season as a coach at the Academy after serving as an assistant men's
  • Cadets take part in UAS competition

    Two Academy cadets competed in the international intercollegiate Unmanned Aerial System competition at Pax River, Md., June 18-27. Unmanned Aircraft Systems can revolutionize the ability to monitor and understand the global environment. There is a key information gap today between instruments on Earth's surface and on satellites -- UAS can bridge
  • Academy forecasters keep eyes out for twisters

    The touchdown of two large, dangerous funnel clouds in Elbert County June 15 serves as a serious reminder that tornado season is here. Skip Evans, chief meteorologist with the Air Force Academy weather station, said that tornado season runs roughly from April through September. El Paso County has experienced 17 tornado touchdowns from 1995 to
  • Inprocessing in the works for months

    It was ready, set, go for the arrival of the Class of 2013 here June 25. Cadet cadre were on the front line for inprocessing, and they were plenty ready. Preparations for the new cadets' arrival began weeks, sometimes months, before. Cadet 2nd Class Nehemiah Bostick served as safety and medical NCO. This is his first time involved with BCT since he
  • Class of 2013 arrives for inprocessing

    The 1,376 members of the U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 2013 arrived June 25 to begin basic cadet training. Overall, the Academy received 9,897 applications for admission into the class, with 1,667 being offered appointments. As of June 24, 1,376 had accepted appointments, including 1,097 men and 279 women. The class includes 312 minority
  • Summer camp promotes Academy interest

    It's a long way from Montgomery, Texas to the Air Force Academy. However, attending the annual summer sports camp last week may be a beautiful beginning for one teenager from Montgomery who one day desires to join the Long Blue Line. At 16, Amy Rogers already has more than 30 hours flying time in a Cessna 150, has completed solo flight, and has a
  • Academy to hold firefighter combat challenge

    The Air Force Academy is scheduled to hold a Firefighter Combat Challenge regional competition at Falcon Stadium, June 26 at 3 p.m. and June 27 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend the competition. The Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge brings together hundreds of firefighters from around the country to compete in ESPN has called the
  • Please 'bear' with us

    Several bears have been spotted on the Academy recently. The Academy Natural Resources staff offers the following tips should you come upon a bear in the wild. If you surprise a bear on a trail:-- Stand still, stay calm and let the bear identify you and leave. Talk in a normal tone of voice. Be sure the bear has an escape route. --  Never run or
  • Cadets rescue 3 from likely drowning in Panama

    Four Academy cadets saved three Panamanians from drowning June 7 while on a foreign immersion trip to Central America. They were returning from a trip to Panama's inland mountain area of Boquete when Academy Department of Foreign Languages Spanish instructor Victor Nell decided to take a break and let the 13 cadets go for a swim in the Pacific